Thursday, May 31, 2012


While I have not done much weaving lately, I have been applying for shows.  And wonder of wonders, I had three pieces accepted.  I am especially delighted with the one that came today.  My "Pixilated Forest" will be in the ITAB show at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, August 7 to October 14. 

I will also have a piece in the Convergence show "Latitude" in Long Beach, CA in July.  That one is "City Lights."

The third piece is the most recent "Myiajima Tori" which will be in "Glamour, Glitter, Glitz" the Complex Weavers show in Long Beach, CA in July and Rockville, MD in September and October.  This last venue is at VisArts Center and will coincide with the Complex Weavers Seminars in Maryland in September.

So I guess I really do need to get weaving on some new pieces for the future.  Yesterday I did manage to put a couple of hours in on the powerpoint for the Seminars.  It was so good to get back to weaving theory and stretch my brain a bit.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Hello again

It has been a long time since I have posted anything on the blog.  Lost some momentum this winter.  We acquired two new puppies who have been taking a lot of time to train. Higgins, the apricot male poodle, and Eliza, the black female poodle, are now five months old and mostly trained.
I have been spending a lot of time babysitting and reading.

But I have managed to do a little weaving, too.
This is my son Hugh in a passport picture, when he was 8.  He had very wild hair in those days.  I am experimenting further with the pixilated effect.  Trying to push it to see how large I can make the squares and still not loose the image.  The technique is again double weave, but this time it is 5 shaft satin.  It gives more color choices, but I am not sure it is worth the extra at this point.  So many of the colors tend to be very similar.  

The other piece I finished this winter/spring (we didn't actually get a winter this year in Washington) was derived from images I took on my trip to Japan in November.  
For the structure of this one I went back to the double weave twills based on 4 shafts.  I especially like the rather random colors and structures in the water.
The red in the wave pattern is to make those sections look more like the classic Japanese lacquer on bento and other wooden boxes.